Van driver got behind wheel when almost three times limit

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A man has been disqualified from driving after admitting being in charge of a van while almost three times the legal alcohol limit.

Martin Charlotte appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court where he also pleaded guilty to a charge of alllowing himself to be carried in a vehicle without the consent of the owner in Gladstone Street on Monday.

The 30-year-old, of Melrose Court, also admitted a third charge of stealing a keyring and £260 of money.

Sheriff Kevin Drummond deferred sentence until April 13 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court where Charlotte has other matters calling.

He granted bail but imposed a home curfew between 9pm and 7am, as well as an interim driving ban.